Data Protection and Information Security

Duration : 40 minutes Course Level : Introductory Delivery Method : Online
Course Cost : £20.00

If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Who is the course for?

Any employer or member of staff who handles or processes information about individuals

What will you get from this course?

When you've completed this course, you'll be able to:

  • identify common risks with data protection
  • raise awareness of these kinds of issues among your employees, colleagues and managers
  • take appropriate action to prevent breaches of data protection legislation

Course features

This course uses audio, onscreen text and animation to maximise your learning. As you're using the course you'll find each lesson is interactive, with activities and simulations to help you through. There are also exercises and quizzes to make sure you get to practise the different areas you're studying.

You'll be able to access real life examples, expert advice and tips on how to apply the learning from your course in the real world. There's even a glossary to help you understand any new words you come across so you don't get confused.

You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you can use a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for three months from the date of purchase.


  • Why does it matter?
  • What does the law say?
  • Who's responsible?
  • The eight core principles